Sunday, 2 April 2017

Lake Baikal: the deepest & oldest lake in the world

Lake Baikal in Russia is the world's oldest lake, created thirty million years ago; also the deepest lake at a maximum depth of 1637 meters. Where water is particularly clear, so the ice is very transparent, you can see the fish, stones and plants in the ice, and so on.

The ice thickness of Lake Baikal reaches 1.5 meters to 2 meters, very enough to withstand 15 tons of cars. Many tourists are skating on the ice or riding a bike. But the ice in some areas will crack, you must be careful. Summer is the tourist season for Lake Baikal, many Europeans come here against the heat.

Local hostels are the kind of original modern log cabins, besides, local unique and delicious food is smoked fish, made of the autumn salmon of Lake Baikal. Winter travel tips: thick down jacket and trousers, waterproof hiking boots, warm caps, scarves and gloves, in addition it’s the best to take crampon and nonskid chain.

The pictures are from Link 1, Link 2, Link 3.